Paddle

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-170909

Description

Small carved wooden paddle from the Austral Islands, covered with incised patterns. The carvings include the characteristic Austral Island circular motif and flared handle pommel with eight human-like figures.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

paddles (watercraft equipment)
wood (plant material)
Austral Islands
Paddle

Inscription

E47.147 (Possibly marked with paint near the bottom of the paddle)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,147
FD070

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Austral Islands, Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

6 7/8 x 3 7/8 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1199

Reference Notes

Volume XVII:II, No. 66

Places

Polynesia (Oceania) [general region]